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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 1935 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 425 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$903K

2014

$851K

2015

$890K

2016

Number of Claims

13,540

2014

13,423

2015

14,338

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

15 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

18 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 19
CEPHALEXIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

A 21 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 14
TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 74
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 46
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 36 97
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 121
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 69
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 42 316
NUEDEXTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 166
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

43 87
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 46 81
RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 47 252
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 48 98
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

48 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 52 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

56 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 64
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 45
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 72
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 61 116
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

63 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 38
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 130
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 25
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 69 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 68
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

74 37
GABITRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 75 435
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 75 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

A 78 118
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 57
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.